Police arrest Funke Akindele Bello over house party

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Lagos State Police Command has arrested Funke Akindele over disobedience to the government rules on lockdown.

This was confirmed by The Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana.

Funke has been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba Lagos.

The Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.

The Police have a right to arrest/detain anyone who breaks the govt rules.

Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, who is married to singer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, held a party in his honour on Saturday.

Singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, also graced the party, which had over 20 others in attendance.

Thousands of Nigerians on social media called for the arrest Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’.

The actress has appeared in adverts for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Dettol, calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.

She later apologised over the incident, saying most of those who attended the party were colleagues, who were living temporarily within the estate and could not return to their home states because of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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